event 16 jul. 2021

Autumn School // IDEA League Water, Energy, Food and Environment Nexus

In October and November 2021, the WEFE Nexus School brings together students and faculty of European and African universities for a unique learning experience and offers students the possibility to gain a comprehensive understanding of the interconnections between water, energy, food and the environment. Deadline for applications: 24 September 2021.

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About the WEFE Nexus School

Around one-seventh of the world’s population lacks a secure food supply and has only limited access to clean water, sanitation or modern energy sources. To tackle this challenge, resources need to be managed and more integrated to avoid over-exploitation and allow more inclusive access for all. The WEFE Nexus provides an innovative framework that captures the interrelationships, synergies, and trade-offs between water, energy, and food in different environmental contexts. This Autumn School will introduce junior scholars to the interdependencies of the Nexus elements at different geographic scales (global, basin, national, and local) with a focus on Africa. At each level, the integration of the nexus elements will be investigated.

This program is a collaboration between IDEA League member universities and the following African universities:

  • University of Johannesburg
  • Addis Ababa University
  • Eduardo Mondlane University
  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of Ghana

The WEFE Nexus School offers students the possibility to gain a comprehensive understanding of the interconnections between water, energy, food and the environment and to develop new ideas for sustainable solutions. In addition to acquiring theoretical knowledge, a focus is placed on practical solutions and case studies that enable participants to apply their knowledge and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between people from different backgrounds.

The WEFE Nexus School brings together students and faculty of European and African universities for a unique learning experience. Students will benefit from the wide range of expertise and diverse perspectives on pressing challenges and emerging solutions. The diversity of case studies allows students to explore the WEFE Nexus in different geographic contexts.

Participation details

Location
Due to the world wide restrictions concerning Covid-19, IDEA League is offering this school in an online format.

Costs
There are no registration, tuition, and accommodation fees. This school is held digitally; there are no travel expenses.

Dates

  • October 21 – 22, 2021 (Module 1)
  • October 28 – 30, 2021 (Module 2)
  • November 4 – 6, 2021 (Module 3)
  • November 11 – 12, 2021 (Module 4)

Application

MSc and/or PhD researchers from IDEA League or African partner universities are welcome to apply:

To apply, you need to log in to SiROP with your university account. When your email belongs to a partner university, the affiliation is created automatically. After successful affiliation, you can return to this event and you will find a button "Apply" right at the top. If you need to affiliate manually, please see: http://bit.ly/sirop-affiliate

Required application documents

The following documents will be requested from you as attachments you will have to upload with your application:

  • Curriculum vitae & publications list
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)

Deadline

Deadline for applications: 24 September 2021.

More information

For more information, please read the programme's website.

If you have any further questions regarding the application process, please contact the organizer at office@idealeague.org.

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